From Solon to Socrates: Greek History and Civilization During the 6th and 5th Centuries BC

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 1990-12-31
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The dual purpose of this book is to describe the greatest period of Greek history in all its aspects, political and military as well as economic and cultural, and to take into account the uncertainties of modern scholarship.

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
From Solon to Socratesp. 1
The Early History of the Greeksp. 3
The Eighth Centuryp. 8
The Great Colonization (c. 750-550)p. 14
The Seventh Centuryp. 20
Early Sparta
Creation of a Statep. 28
Towards Social Reformp. 37
The State of the Ephorsp. 41
Athens Before and Under Solon
The Aristocratic Statep. 50
The Social Crisisp. 56
Solon: Seisachtheia and Constitutionp. 62
Solon's Legislationp. 71
The Sixth Century
Tyrannis at Athensp. 77
Cleisthenesp. 90
The Wider Greek Scenep. 103
The Wars for Freedom
The Ionian Revolt and the Motherland (500-491 B.C.)p. 122
Marathonp. 134
Between the Warsp. 142
The Great War in East and Westp. 152
The War Generationp. 174
The Ascendancy of Athens
Growing Imperialismp. 192
Democracy and Dualismp. 209
The Age of Periclesp. 232
The Western Greeksp. 254
The Peloponnesian War
Prelude to Warp. 260
The Archidamian Warp. 267
Between Peace and Warp. 291
The Last Actp. 309
'Know Thyself'
The Birth of Sciencep. 334
The Sophistsp. 338
Political Eventsp. 351
The End of Tragedyp. 358
Thucydidesp. 363
Socratesp. 371
Conclusionp. 384
Notesp. 385
Indicesp. 483
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